Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 39 - 54 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Mazda5 running costs are fairly good for a car of its era. For saving cash you’re best off avoiding the 1.8-litre petrol model. With economy figures of 39.2 and emissions of 168g/km – it’s the priciest model of the three. Your best bet here is to opt for the 1.6-litre diesel. It will average 54.3mpg and cost you emits just 138g/km.

If saving the planet while lugging six passengers around is your biggest concern then you will be best off opting for the diesel model. This brings Mazda5 emissions down to 138g/km meaning it is the greenest in the range by a decent margin.

In the past, Mazda5 reliability has been excellent and there have been no major issues reported. With Mazda’s excellent reputation for reliability and robustness you can expect this model to give you very few problems.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150 - £240
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Insurance group 12 - 16
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